La Louisianne Consulting


La Louisianne Consulting is a governmental affairs, marketing and corporate PR firm. With more than four decades of extensive experience, our work includes legislative consulting, lobbying, policy development, public relations strategy, political messaging and representation in front of legislatures, state agencies and regulatory bodies. When executives, industry representatives and government leaders seek strategic partners for their most important challenges, they turn to a trusted partner: La Louisianne.




Donald Cravins, Sr. is an established and effective powerbroker in Louisiana. The former Louisiana state senator (1992-2006) and mayor of Opelousas (2007-2015) earned his reputation of being a straight shooter with a common sense approach. It’s also what continues to bring him success in political and business sectors.

He founded Don Cravins Insurance Agency in 1980 to create jobs and serve the local community. He also owns La Louisianne, a government and business consulting firm, which helps Louisiana businesses and communities grow and thrive by breaking through bureaucracy to help businesses compete for state and local projects.

Cravins was born in Mallet, Louisiana, as the sixth of nine children and is a longtime cattle farmer. He graduated from Southern University and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He and Patricia Arceneaux Cravins married in August 1971, and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.



Dustin R. Cravins has garnered a reputation for his wealth of knowledge in the political, business and public relation sectors. With over 15 years of marketing and political experience, his ability to weave them together is second to none. He has been recognized as an expert and a “mover and shaker” for his contributions to Louisiana culture and its political landscape.